February 20, 2013 07:00 ET

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Expands AtHoc Emergency Communication System for Enterprise-Wide Personnel Protection

Department of Commerce Agency Also Adds Telephone Alerting and Cisco IP Phone Notifications

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in emergency mass notification and crisis communication, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has expanded its AtHoc emergency notification system deployment to protect the growing number of employees located at its headquarters facility, as well as all USPTO buildings and remote workers. A transparent failover system was added to a hosted data center, ensuring full continuity of operations during extreme crisis situations. In addition to reaching all computers with intrusive emergency desktop alerts, USPTO has extended vital alerting redundancy with telephony and Cisco IP phone notification capabilities to more reliably reach all personnel. Recipient acknowledgement and feedback features help USPTO determine personnel status in real-time.

"AtHoc is proud to have been a trusted partner of the USPTO over the past five years, and we're honored to help them extend the geographic reach, reliability, and personnel tracking capabilities of their world-class deployment," said Dubhe Beinhorn, Vice President, Public Sector at AtHoc. "USPTO's AtHoc emergency communication system was called to action and performed admirably in protecting personnel and property during the 2011 Virginia earthquake, as well as for recent tornado warnings."

AtHoc is the number one provider of emergency communications and mass notification systems to the U.S. military and federal government, protecting more than 2 million military, homeland security, and federal government personnel at thousands of locations worldwide. Key AtHoc enterprise-wide customers include federal agencies such as the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Coast Guard, as well as major defense, commercial, industrial, healthcare, and higher education organizations.

AtHoc was recently awarded Government Security News' (GSN) 2012 Homeland Security Award for Best Mass Notification System and has also been recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Emergency Mass Notification Services.

About AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification and crisis communication systems to military, homeland security, government, healthcare, industrial and commercial organizations. AtHoc's products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, UCLA, Microsoft, and Raytheon rely on AtHoc's unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. For more information about AtHoc, please visit

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